Future Jobs: Solving the Employment and Skills Crisis (Hardback)
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Future Jobs: Solving the Employment and Skills Crisis (Hardback)

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Hardback 203 Pages / Published: 26/08/2013
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A pervasive disconnect exists between the job/career culture and the present economic reality in America. This book offers powerful strategies for stemming the employment crisis and proposes comprehensive solutions for businesses, government, and job seekers alike.


* Explains how the current job skills crisis stems from a broad structural failure of the education-to-employment system and has sweeping societal and economic consequences

* Identifies the "hot jobs" of the current decade and the requisite skills and educational preparation needed to obtain them

* Describes how digital technology has permanently altered the nature of the U.S. and global job/labor market

* Provides information critical to a wide audience: businesses seeking to fill vacant jobs, community organizations and governments trying to attract new enterprises and retain current businesses, educators preparing students for careers, and students and parents concerned about job and career options

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440829338
Number of pages: 203
Weight: 531 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 19 mm


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"Edward Gordon brings a good deal of data, insight, and clarity to a hotly debated topic: the skills required by the workers of the Postindustrial Age. . . Future Jobs maps out the dimensions of an underappreciated crisis confronting not only the United States but also many of the world's developed and emerging economies: the rapidly growing shortage of adults who possess the basic skills to qualify for high growth, information-intensive jobs of what the author calls the age of 'cyber-mental work.' . . . Future Jobs makes a convincing case that there is an urgent need to provide tens of millions of U.S. workers-both the unemplyed and employed-with advanced cognitive skills. . . He concludes that the only effective means by which America can timely address its workplace skills crisis is through local initiatives: employers collaborating with educators, government, and civic leadership to provide millions of individuals with the specific skills required to perform the jobs of our Cyber-Mental Age." - The Futurist
"Gordon, a business consultant, examines how the United States can reduce workforce skills shortages by offering comprehensive regional solutions. . . . Recommended." - Choice
"With wisdom, integrity, compassion, and determination, Dr. Gordon identifies and analyzes the issues, and proposes with demonstrably workable solutions. Gordon concludes, `As an optimist, I believe that American society's greater flexibility and dynamism will prevail as in past eras. My hope is that Future Jobs will inspire people in many walks of life to take a proactive role in shaping that new jobs and talent era.'" - The National Career Development Association

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